Search and Restore Season 1 Episodes
Meet the build team, the classic musclecar, and the recipient of our first Search & Restore project vehicle, a '67 Chevy II Nova.
1967 Casper Nova Part I
Season 1, Episode 1
Blasting reveals patch panels and a rotted floor, as the restoration on Andy's Chevy II goes into high gear!
1967 Casper Nova Part II
Season 1, Episode 2
Volunteers come together with donated parts to make the build up of this '67 Nova a reality for the owner and his kids.
1967 Casper Nova Part III
Season 1, Episode 3
Final assembly of our '67 Nova includes wiring, new upholstery, dash, gauges, headliner and everything else to bring this classic muscle back to life. Tim takes it on a shakedown run, and family takes delivery of their pride and joy.
1967 Casper Nova Part IV - Build Finale
Season 1, Episode 4
Search & Restore goes to Pomeroy, OH to rescue a worn out 4x4 driven by a husband and wife who've dedicated their lives to fostering and feeding hungry children.
'94 GMC Part I
Season 1, Episode 5
The restoration of Anthony's pickup is in full gear on this episode of Search & Restore, with the install of a lift kit, brakes, fresh frame and the start of body work.
'94 GMC Part II
Season 1, Episode 6
Body work on Anthony's GMC resumes as this '94 GM 1500 4x4 is treated to a custom paint job with graphics, wheels tires and more.
'94 GMC Part III
Season 1, Episode 7
The grand finale of build two, when the Rowe family travels 9 hours to our shop to pick up Anthony's daily driver pick up. He might not recognize it!
'94 GMC Finale
Season 1, Episode 8
We grab a tired TJ from a West Monroe, LA resident who loves 4-wheeling so much, he and his buddies give rides to disabled kids. We'll trick out his Jeep so he can take his family on trips again.
Jeep TJ on Steroids Part I
Season 1, Episode 9
Volunteers pile into the Tech Center in effort to give Jason Smelser the Jeep he's always dreamed of in part two of our TJ on steroids!
Jeep TJ on Steroids Part II
Season 1, Episode 10
Good guy Jason Smelser won't recognize his TJ when we're done with it. Part III sees the Jeep coming together, with a completely freshened up and rebuilt straight six, transmission rebuild, heavy duty transfer case, body protection and paint and more.
Jeep TJ on Steroids Part III
Season 1, Episode 11
One month, all donated parts. Jason and his family arrive at the Tech Center for our reveal. But it doesn't end there! What is a hardcore Jeep build without seeing exactly what it can do on the trail. So we load everyone up and head into the woods.
Jeep TJ Reveal & Trail Ride
Season 1, Episode 12
We take a worn out '67 Mustang coupe and give it the full treatment, all for an American veteran who enlisted after 9-11, and was injured in Iraq.
Military Mustang Part I
Season 1, Episode 13
Engine build how-to on a Ford Racing short block, and onto the dyno room to build some power! Plus Strange gives the Mustang his full-on hot rod paint treatment.
Military Mustang Part II
Season 1, Episode 14
Exhaust, suspension, Interior... it all comes together as we near the end of our Mustang build we're doing for US Army veteran Paul Kahler and his family.
Military Mustang Part III
Season 1, Episode 15
Search and Restore Builds
Ty Cardona sold his Barracuda as a teen to start a family. 26 years later his kids are grown, and a replacement Mopar sits in his driveway undone. Ty's a firefighter who spends his free time helping others. So we decided to help finish his dream car.
The Fabulous Hudson Hornet is legend, in NASCAR racing, in animated film, and now on PowerBlock, when Tim Strange rescues a stalled project from a Michigan viewer. Volunteers gently transform history into a show-stopping lead sled right before your eyes!
'51 Hudson Hornet
Shane Skennonto is a 36 year old construction safety manager in Philadelphia, PA. His girlfriend Amy wrote The PowerBlock asking us to help finish Shane's 1948 Ford F2 pickup that had been sitting in his father's garage since he passed away three years ago. Tim Strange and our Search & Restore team traveled to York, Pennsylvania - to surprise him with makeover of this classic truck, fulfilling a dream both his late father and grandfather had for the family. Shane calls this a "4-gen Ford" as S
'48 Ford F2
In spite of being in a wheelchair, gearhead Chad Terhar never let his disability get in the way of his dream of rebuilding his dream car - a classic 1955 Chevy 210 Handyman. His wife calls him "handi-capable!" But when we learned Chad needed help finishing his project, Tim and the team traveled to Tacoma, Washington to surprise him with a well deserved makeover.
'55 Chevy 210 Handyman
Tim and Tommy travel to Colorado Springs, CO where they meet Paul Kahler war veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and current Sergeant in the Colorado National Guard. His brother bought him his dream car when he got out of the Army back in 2006. But the turquoise '67 Mustang Coupe has seen better days. It's trailered back to the PowerBlock Tech Center for a Tim Strange transformation into a modern "G-machine" street rod.
'67 Mustang Coupe
Jason Smelser is a dedicated husband and family man with an under-powered Jeep TJ, so when Search & Restore found out what Jason does to give back to his community, we didn't want to pass up the opportunity to apply some much-needed TLC to his off-road renegade.
The second build for Search & Restore takes us to Pomeroy, Ohio, where Anthony and Cindy Rowe live with their eight children. Anthony has a 1994 GMC 1500, his daily driver he's had to fix every few weeks, that is, until Search & Restore comes to retrieve it.
'94 GMC 1500